Dr. Michael Polifko, DDS Dentist
Michael Polifko grew up in Michigan and graduated from Michigan State University in 1968. He went on to dental school at Georgetown University and graduated in 1972. While at Georgetown he joined the Naval Reserve and was stationed at the Naval Dental Clinic, Washington D.C.
His Mother, who was widowed in 1958, married a man from Woodbridge, VA, and the family moved to Woodbridge in 1966. The family dentist, Dr. Robert Humphrey, not only became Michael’s new dentist but gave him a job as an associate dentist in his practice. He eventually went into solo practice in 1973, and built a new office on Opitz Boulevard in 1979.
Dr. Polifko met and partnered with Dr. Dvorak in 1984. They have been together since that time, and are now in a new office that they built together.
Dr. Polifko’s life has revolved around three things: music, the Navy, and Dentistry. He met his wife in the Georgetown Symphony Orchestra and he still plays in the violin section today.
They have three children that all play instruments and are actively involved in music. He played with the Woodbridge Symphony for ten years and currently plays with the Jokers Band, a Country Bluegrass group that gives free concerts at retirement homes. He is also making a violin that he hopes to sell some day to fund his retirement.
He has retired from the Naval Reserve where he was actively involved with recruiting for 15 of those 23 years.
Dr. Polifko says the best thing he ever did was going into dentistry because he truly enjoys his patients and providing them the best and latest treatment dentistry has to offer.
Dr. Polifko is a member of the Woodbridge Study Club and the Northern Virginia Dental Association (ADA).